What was your pivotal moment?

This week I ran a live online training with over 300 people all over the world and we talked about the perils of The Job which can drive you crazy:

  • the bad boss
  • the nightmare colleague
  • the miserable office
  • the tedious commute and worse…

You might put up with it all for many years until…


That Pivotal Moment

The moment that forces you to wake up and
decide something has to change – and fast.

Sometimes it’s the work day from hell, sometimes it’s something much worse – like losing a friend much too young.

What was yours?

Watch this video clip to discover my pivotal moment
and those of other Screw Work followers


What was your pivotal moment?

Leave me a comment and let me know…

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  • Bev Ryan

    My pivotal moment years ago was reading ‘I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What it Was’ by Barbara Sher. I then read her book ‘Wishcraft – how to get what you really want’ and went on to launch my own national magazine about home-based business which hit a nerve with people back in the late 90s. I had no prior publishing experience, and surprised myself with this new side to me which I didn’t know existed. ‘Wishcraft’ is also available online now in pdf format at http://www.wishcraft.com.

  • My pivotal moment was a humiliating performance review despite working harder than ever and doing crazy hours for months on end. It was obvious to me that my efforts would never be appreciated, it was making me ill, my relationships with family and friends were suffering, and I knew I should be doing something else that came more naturally to me.

  • johnsw

    Yes I lost faith in a corporation when I saw how unfair the performance reviews were to my colleagues

  • johnsw

    Yes Barbara is a huge influence for me too as you know, Bev

  • Malgorzata Piatkowska

    I think it was after my manager summonned me to go through one of my projects, making very unfair comments and pointing out mistakes that were not in fact my mistakes, but his. And he did not do that because there were consequences of my doings, not because he questioned my performance – it was because I was getting louder and louder with my demand for promotion that he would not grant me, and he wanted to “show me my place”. It was there and then when I realised that I wanted to progress in my career, that I wanted to manage people, make important decisions and be a better boss to people like my teammates. Soon after, I quit the company (after nearly 5 years of loyal service). Still stayed in corpoworld, but now I like my job, feel appreciated and do what I’ve always wanted. I guess the pivotal moment really was that I realised I owe loyalty to myself, not this prick or a company that allows this kind of actions.

  • johnsw

    Great turnaround!